Election Committee Yaroslav Oblast

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Marcus Karlsson
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Election Committee Yaroslav Oblast

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 22 Sep 2017, 11:51

From the site Heraldicum.ru the Arms of the Election Committe of the Yaroslav Oblast approved 7 May 2014:

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The Balls are taken from the ancient Roman voting system where the voters placed a white or a black ball in the election urn. The Halberd are from the Arms of the Oblast which displays a Bear holding a Halberd.

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Re: Election Committee Yaroslav Oblast

Postby Chris Green » 23 Sep 2017, 07:03

We have I suppose all heard of the white ball/black ball system of voting, still used in some London clubs I believe. But the half and half ball is an innovation I had not previously encountered. It gives the voter the opportunity to abstain actively, rather than not voting at all.
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Re: Election Committee Yaroslav Oblast

Postby Bruce E Weller » 23 Sep 2017, 10:27

Perhaps for voting in Scotland "not proven'?

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Re: Election Committee Yaroslav Oblast

Postby Chris Green » 23 Sep 2017, 15:18

Bruce E Weller wrote:Perhaps for voting in Scotland "not proven'?


Would that not be a ball three-quarters black, or simply dark gray?
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